The Quality Hotel Curitiba offers a variety of amenities in a prime neighborhood. Located on a quiet street in the wealthy Batel district of Curitiba, the Quality Hotel is tucked in amongst many gourmet restaurants, just a 10-minute stroll from Japan Square. You can enter the tea house, and if you time it right, catch the weekly tea ceremony. (And the park's 30 cherry trees are particularly spectacular when they're in bloom.)
Curitiba is the capital city of Parana (one of Brazil's southernmost states), and this socially progressive university town has a rapid bus system that's an international model for forward-thinking urban planners. There's even a bus line designed exclusively for tourists. You can catch the Linha Turismo at Japan Square. Pay once, and the bus winds by more than 20 attractions: You can get off and reboard at 4 of the sights.
Shoppers will want to walk 1 km (.5 mi) to Shopping Crystal. The mall offers upscale stores for discerning consumers. Back at the hotel, you can step into the bar for a drink, or keep in touch with friends in the business center. Try Ticiano restaurant for dinner, where the chef dishes up delicious meals every night. Mornings, you can fill your plate with breakfast. Not on holiday from your workouts? Get some early morning exercise in the fitness room, or take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, where you can enjoy panoramic city views from the pool's sundeck. (A steam room is also available for your use.) You can research sights using the complimentary Wi-Fi in the common areas. Guests with cars will appreciate the valet parking (surcharge).
Back in your room, you can crack open the minibar for a nightcap, or watch one of the free movie channels on the LCD TV. You can sit at your desk and check your email using the complimentary wireless Internet service. And if you need a late-night nosh, you can order a snack from the 24-hour room service. In the morning, stow your laptop in the in-room safe before you head out.